A bus carrying missionaries from a church in Broward County plunged off a road, injuring over nine (9) people, Florida Highway Patrol said.
Florida Highway Patrol officials said, the driver lost control after hitting a speed bump as he tried to avoid another bus on the crowded road leading from the church in Martin County.
Passers-by rushed to help after the bus crashed off the road, mangling the front of the vehicle.
Volunteers crawled into the bus through broken windows, carrying the injured though thick grass and up the hill to the road. The injured were taken to local hospitals. No one was reported dead in the accident, according to FHP officials.
An investigation has been ordered into the cause of the accident, said a Florida Highway Patrol official.
More than 150,000 people are injured and killed every year in Broward County roads, often because of reckless driving, badly maintained roads and vehicles overcrowded with passengers.
Deadly bus accidents are common. 22 people were also injured when a bus crashed into a gorge in the County. Anyone with relevant information concerning what may have caused the car crash is asked to contact the FHP department.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in injuries. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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